Stenciled Concrete Block Planters
By: Pauline Molinari
July 9, 2014
Spring is in full swing and as we get ready for summer, our garden is coming alive. Besides planting the usual tomatoes, chives and various herbs, it’s always nice to add some color with some pretty flowers. My all time favorite flower is the Gerber daisy, and I love how these upcycled concrete block planters turned out. And best of all, they were so easy and inexpensive to make!
- Patio Paint 2oz - Orange Poppy
- Patio Paint 2oz - Desert Turquoise
- Patio Paint 2oz - Citrus Green
- Americana Stencils 12x12 - Angular Motion
- Water basin
- Sponge brush
- Painter's tape
- Concrete block
I picked out four bright contrasting Patio paint colors and grabbed my geometrically designed stencil. The square block design is the perfect size to embellish the side of a standard size concrete block.
First step is to secure your stencil down on one side of the concrete block with painter’s tape. Then, while carefully holding your stencil in place with one hand, use your other hand to apply the Patio paint onto the brick. I used an up-and-down pouncing motion to apply the paint to help alleviate any bleed through from the stencil.
Then carefully remove the stencil and clean it off under running water and paper towel. Dry it off with more paper towels before reusing.
You can then move onto stenciling the other sides. Just make sure the wet side of your concrete block is not on the bottom of your surface so as not to smudge the paint.
I repeated the process above until all four sides of my blocks were painted.
Be sure to visit Club Chica Circle for more projects and to learn more about Pauline Molinari.